Intrinsic Analytics offers four service streams
Today, the nine-year-old company offers four primary streams of service, including occupational health services, personal health services, provincial programs and training.
For employers, it’s a one stop shop for testing their workers’ hearing, vision, lung capacity and other aspects of physical health.
“In the past, an employer sending a new hire or a worker who has an injury or a health issue for testing would have to send that person all over the city,” Hunt said. “We put together a platform with a nurse or physician doing the physical and the individual tests like lung spirometry. Now, that employee can get a full suite of tests done in a couple of hours in one place.”
The company works with the province on monitoring programs, including that of lung health, hearing conservation, drug and alcohol policies and procedures, and return-to-work.
“When cannabis was legalized, no one knew what the difference was between impairment and recreational use,” Hunt said. “Our tests detect the parent compound of THC in saliva, whereas it’s a downstream metabolite in urine, versus the longer use, where we’d look at hair.”
Industries which make use of the company’s services range from construction to transportation, aviation, mining, the film industry and more. They also offer personal health testing, including mask-fitting, paternity tests, and nutritional consultations.
“This is a complex field. We’re working at a hospital, and using electronic medical records, so our staff have all been training in PHIA (personal health information act) regulations,” Mitchell said, adding the company is often contracted by companies based outside of Manitoba for their services.
“The business side of science isn’t something that’s typically taught in university,” Santiago said. “It’s something we had to learn. But we also worked hard to infuse science into our business.”
Still, it’s not all work and no play for the docs who head Intrinsic Analytics. “The three of us like having a good laugh,” Mitchell said, as the trio joked around while having their photo taken. “Some days it feels like we’re back in university.”
For more on Intrinsic Analytics, see intrinsicanalytics.com